Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by portia99:
4.06/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle (Winter 12-13 vintage) poured into a Brooklyn snifter. Had this so many times...can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet.
A - Pours an opaque black color with dark, molasses brown highlights around the edges. A short cap of somewhat fizzy head lingers briefly and dies to a small mocha collar...lacing is sparse around the edge of the glass.
S - Roasty, coffee, a bit boozy, some dark fruits, bakers chocolate and cocoa. The cocoa and dark fruits are the biggest contributors in the aroma here.
T - Quite roasty in character. Tons of black coffee and burnt grains. Some astringency and charcoal and dark fruits. Bitter chocolate and cocoa.
M - Full bodied. Lots of char and a fair amount of astringency. Chocolate is very much part of the profile, but I wouldn't call it the dominant feature. Carbonation is mid-level and a touch tingly. Dry cocoa powder feel in the body comes thru more as the beer warms up a bit.
O - Very good imperial stout...a classic for sure. I've had so many outstanding imperial stouts lately that this doesn't stand out from the crowd that much. Still very good, but perhaps "showing its age" as its been around a while and some of the other IRS's out there seem to appeal a bit more to me. I would never complain about having this, and would gladly have another - just doesn't stand out from the crowd anymore - at least to me.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2013 01:23:26 | More by portia99
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4.19/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into KBS snifter, bottled in 2013. Bottle stored in cellar then briefly refrigerated prior to opening. Pours a beautiful jet black and forms a two inch foamy head that's beige in color. The head ultimately settles into a thin ring around the glass.
The nose is French roast coffee and milk chocolate, quite inviting. There's also a strong roasted malt aroma, followed by a spicy presence that hints of nutmeg. The taste is quite similar to its nose, bitter mocha, sweet molasses and roasted malt, fudge and spicy (chile ancho and nutmeg).
The mouthfeel of this beer is quite pleasant, almost no carbonation present which in my opinion helps savour the beer even better.
Overall - very excited to discover this beer, its quite enjoyable and hides the 10% ABV extremely well. Its sweet yet no overwhelmingly so and all of its flavors are well balanced.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 21:55:33 | More by HoppySeb
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,375 ratings.